Grateful Dead Live at Irvine Meadows on 1988-04-22
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AUD(unknown mics/deck)> PCM> DAT> CDR; Via Paul G.; Seeded to Etree by T. Wiley
- 2004-07-02 14:00:58
- Irvine, CA
- Irvine Meadows
Subject: Grate set lists and Grate show!
Get a proper upload Bike Mike!
Subject: double dipped Goony Birds
Subject: gets progressively sloppier
Subject: Great recording
Subject: Fun time!
Subject: Fun set list but besides a couple of highlights, I can't find anything exceptional here.
2nd Set" Butt-bump your partner to the affectionate "China Cat." A bit weak and unpronounced in the beginning, and doesn't get much better as it pleasantly rolls into "Rider." Apparently, noone has bothered to tell the band that their attempt at turning "Louie Louie" into a rugged blues number is futile. Fine for a soundcheck, laughable as a 2nd set entree. "Estimated" sounds strong but there's a novel aspect missing. Perhaps the music sounds thinner tha usual. Mmmmm...there's plenty of wounded whinnying by Jerry and company during a heated "He's Gone" Some cool multiple 'synth' drumming. Nuclear holocaust threatens everyone's livlihood during the mad scamper of "Space." (late 2's/3's) Everyone's vocalizing with plenty of effort, but maybe that's the detriment. A mild thrust sends us to "Gimme." Where's Jerry during the verse break to provide the guitar spectrum? Bobby disallows Jerry time to express an interesting solo before he commences his cheesy snarl. Without a ballad in our sights we're heading for an average "Sugar" land.
Tonight's encore is a standard "Black Muddy."
Hey, Bobby, remember when you sung about the 'rich man and his summer home?!'
3 1/8 stars.
Subject: Great Sounding
Subject: fun, full of energy, great crowd
That same vibe....5 stars for the show, 4 stars for sound.
Subject: Equipment for 4/22,23,24/88
Subject: Definitely one of the best of 1988!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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